Billy Ray Cyrus Details Nine Minute Miley Collaboration ‘Prayer’

The nine minute track closes out Cyrus new album and deals with "the destruction of the earth and other manmade maladies."

By Robyn Collins

Billy Ray Cyrus has a collaboration with his daughter Miley on his new album.

The elder Cyrus notes to Taste of Country, “It’s interesting you call it a song, but quite frankly, it’s a prayer.”

The nearly nine-minute-long “Prayer” is the closing track on his new Thin Line album, which will be released on September 9th.

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The high-pitched drone you hear throughout the song is what inspired the song. Miley gave her dad the Tibetan singing bowl for his birthday this year, and he started playing with it while in California. “I never had a bowl like that,” Billy Ray Cyrus says, “that you hit with a drum stick and it reverberates and it makes that sound. That whole humming sound is one bowl.”

The “Achy Breaky Heart” singer created a track, and the next day, Miley stopped by and laid down improvised vocals. “What Miley sings is what was coming to her mind at that moment. It’s a mix of back-and-forth conversation and ambient singing, about the destruction of the earth and other manmade maladies. But somehow, the song remains hopeful.”


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